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Thin Lizzy - "The Holy War" Guitar Tab

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Updated: 2007-03-20 01:08:05

 

By:

Dahmers Fridge

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#Unless specified otherwise, this is NOT an official tab from the band members.#
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

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Band:  Thin Lizzy
Album: Thunder and Lightning
Song:  Holywar

Copyright (c)  (Vertigo) (1983)
Version 1.0 - (06/03/07)


Transcribed By: Steve
Email:          stephen.elvidge1@ntlworld.com


.  - palm mute           /  - slide up to
\  - slide down to       ~  - vibrato
h  - hammer on           b  - Bend
p  - pull off            Suffixes for bend
t  - tap                 f  - full bend    h - half bend
ph - pinched harmonic    q  - quarter bend t - tap bend
*  - see comment         ^  - Hold bend    r release bend
x  - Stuccatto           ~  - vibrato bend
,  - slight palm mute    () - ghost note, sustained note
"  - tremolo note        <> - harmonic
pb - pre bend

Tuning E A D G B E




 Bass and drums on own

 Harmonised main riff

 Guitar 1
 [--------------------PM----------------------]
[------------------------------------------------|
[-10-10-9--9--7--7-------------------------------|
[--------------------9--9--7--7--6--6------------|
[--------------------------------------9--9--7---|
[------------------------------------------------|
[------------------------------------------------|
[Guitar 2
[[--------------------PM----------------------]
[------------------------------------------------|
[-14-14-12-12------------------------------------|
[-------------14-14-13-13-12-12------------------|
[-------------------------------14-14-12-12--11--|
[------------------------------------------------|
[------------------------------------------------|

 Guitar 1
 [------------------PM---------------------]
[-------------------------------------------|
[-------------------------------------------|
[-9--9--7--7--6--6--------------------------|
[-------------------9--9--7--7--6--6--------|
[-------------------------------------9--9--|
[-------------------------------------------|
[Guitar 2
[[------------------PM--------------------]
[-------------------------------------------|
[-10-10-9--9--7--7--------------------------|
[-------------------9--9--7--7--6--6--------|
[-------------------------------------9--7--|
[-------------------------------------------|
[-------------------------------------------|

 Guitar 1
 [----------------------------PM--------------------------]
[--------------------------------------------------------------|
[-----------------------------7------7-9----7-9-10-7-10-12-14--|
[-------------6-----6-7---7-9---7-9------9---------------------|
[-----6---7-9---7-9-----9--------------------------------------|
[-7-9---7------------------------------------------------------|
[--------------------------------------------------------------|
[Guitar 2
[[---------------------------PM---------------------------]
[-------------------------------------------7-7-9-10-7-9-10-12-|
[---------------------------7-7-9-10-7-9-10--------------------|
[-------------6-6-7-9-6-7-9------------------------------------|
[-6-7-9-6-7-9--------------------------------------------------|
[--------------------------------------------------------------|
[--------------------------------------------------------------|

 Rpt

 Guitar 1
  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
[-------------------------------|
[-10----------------------------|
[-------------------------------|
[-------------------------------|
[-------------------------------|
[-------------------------------|
[Guitar 2
[  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
[-------------------------------|
[-14----------------------------|
[-------------------------------|
[-------------------------------|
[-------------------------------|
[-------------------------------|

 Backing for intro

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------3-------------(3)--------------3-|
|--------------------------------2-------------(2)--------------2-|
|--------------------------------0-------------(0)--------------0-|
|-4-------------(4)------------2----------------------------------|
|-2-------------(2)------------0----------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------3--------|
|----------------------------------------2--------|
|-6-------------(6)-------------\4--/6---0---2----|
|-4-------------(4)-------------\2--/4-------0----|
|----------------------------------------------4--|

 Rpt above

 Verse

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------3--5-5-5---------(5)-----------------|
|------------------------------2--4-4-4---------(4)-----------------|
|------------------------------0--2-2-2---------(2)--------------2--|
|-4-------------(4)----------------------------------------------0--|
|-2-------------(2)-------------------------------------------------| Rpt


|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------3--5-5-5---------(5)-----------------|
|------------------------------2--4-4-4---------(4)-----------------|
|------------------------------0--2-2-2---------(2)--------------6--|
|-4-------------(4)----------------------------------------------4--|
|-2-------------(2)-------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-3-----------(3)---------------------------------------------------|
|-2-----------(2)---------------------------------------------------|
|-0-----------(0)------------6------------------------------------2-|
|----------------------------4---4-------------(4)----------------0-|
|--------------------------------2-------------(2)------------------|


|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------3--5-5-5---------(5)-----------------|
|------------------------------2--4-4-4---------(4)-----------------|
|------------------------------0--2-2-2---------(2)--------------2--|
|-4-------------(4)----------------------------------------------0--|
|-2-------------(2)-------------------------------------------------| Rpt


|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------3--5-5-5---------(5)-----------------|
|------------------------------2--4-4-4---------(4)-----------------|
|------------------------------0--2-2-2---------(2)--------------6--|
|-4-------------(4)----------------------------------------------4--|
|-2-------------(2)-------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-3-----------(3)---------------------------------------------------|
|-2-----------(2)---------------------------------------------------|
|-0-----------(0)------------6------------------------------------6-|
|----------------------------4---4-------------(4)----------------4-|
|--------------------------------2-------------(2)------------------|

 Chorus
                             ~~
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------2-------------(2)--------------6---|
|-4-------------(4)------------0-------------(0)--------------4---|
|-2-------------(2)--------2-4------------------------------------| Rpt


|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-3-------------(3)------------------------------------------------|
|-2-------------(2)------------------------------------------------|
|-0-------------(0)-----------4--6-------------(6)------------7\6--|
|-----------------------------2--4-------------(4)------------5\4--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------2-------------(2)-----------2--|
|-4-------------(4)----------------0-------------(0)-----------0--|
|-2-------------(2)-----------4-----------------------------------|


 Rpt Verse and Chorus

 Rpt harmonised guitars 2 X

 Guitar

           ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~           ~~~~~~
|----------------------------------------------------------------12-14--|
|-12b---r-12fb-----------------------------\-12brp10-12-----10b---------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

                   ~~~~~~~~        ~~~~~~~
|-14fb-----16-16b-15--------12-----------------17-19-19fb-------19fb-r--|
|------------------------------15-15b-----\-17b-------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|-17-22fb--------------|
|----------------------|
|----------------------|
|----------------------|
|----------------------|
|----------------------|

 Double tracked part

      h                          h
|-16-17p16----16-------------16-17-16--------------------------|
|----------19----19-17----------------19-17-19-----------------|
|----------------------18p16-------------------16-18-18--------|
|-------------------------------------------------------19p16--|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|

 Guitar 1
     h  h        h   h    h  h
[-------------------------------14-17p15p12----12-----------------|
[----------------12-14-14-15-17-------------17----17-17p15p14-12--|
[-11-13-14p13-14--------------------------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
[Guitar 2
[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
[-10p9p7-10p9p7-9-10-------------------10p9p7-10p9p7-7-9----------|
[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------------------------------------|


 Guitar 1
                             ~~~~~~                   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
[----------------------------------------------17-16-16b------------|
[-17fb--------17fb---r17p15-17------15------------------------------|
[--------------------------------------16---------------------------|
[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
[Guitar 2
[                            ~~~~~~                   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
[------------------------------------------17b-------16b------------|
[------17fb---17fb---r17p15-17------15------------------------------|
[--------------------------------------16---------------------------|
[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
[-------------------------------------------------------------------|

      ~~~~~~~~~~~       ~~~~~~~~~  ~~~~    ~~~~~~~~      ~~~~~~  ~~~~
|-17-19b----------17-22fb---22b--21----17-----------19-19br-----------|
|-----------------------------------------19--------------------17----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

         ~~~~~        ~~~~~~~~~          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|-17-17br------16----16--------16br---------------------|
|-----------------19----------------17-17b--------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

                           ~~~
|--------------------------------|
|-14p12-14-12p10-12--------------|
|-------------------11-----------|
|-----------------------9\7---\--|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|

 Rpt Chorus

 Breakdown

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-4-----------------------------(4)---------------------------------|
|-2-----------------------------(2)---------------------------------|


 Play as volume swells with light overdrive

 Guitar 1
[--------------------------------------------|
[--------------------------------------------|
[--------------------------------------------|
[-4<--------------------2<-------------------|
[--------------------------------------------|
[--------------------------------------------|
[Guitar 2
[--------------------------------------------|
[----10<--------------------12<--------------|
[----11<--------------------9<---------------|
[--------------------------------------------|
[--------------------------------------------|
[--------------------------------------------|

 Guitar 1
 [---------------------PM-------------------]
[-------------------------------------------------|
[-------------------------------------------------|
[--6-66---6---6---6---2--4-44---4---4---4---2-----|
[--4-44---4---4---4---0--2-22---2---2---2---2-----|
[-------------------------------------------------|
[-------------------------------------------------|
[Guitar 2
[-------------------------------------------------|
[-----------------------------12<-----------\-----|
[----11<----------\-----------9<------------\-----|
[----11<----------\-------------------------------|
[-------------------------------------------------|
[-------------------------------------------------|

 Guitar 1
  [------------------------------PM-----------------------------]
[------------------------------------------------------------------|
[------------------------------------------------------------------|
[--6-66---6---6---6---2--4-44---4---4---4---2--2-22---2---2---2----|
[--4-44---4---4---4---0--2-22---2---2---2---2--0-00---0---0---0----|
[------------------------------------------------------------------|
[------------------------------------------------------------------|
[Guitar 2
[-----------------------------12<----------------------------------|
[----10<----------------------12<-----------\--10<-----------------|
[----11<----------\-----------9<------------\--11<-----------------|
[----11<----------\------------------------------------------------|
[------------------------------------------------------------------|
[------------------------------------------------------------------|

 Guitar 1
 [------PM-------]
[-----------------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------------|
[----------------------------------2-2-2--|
[----------------------------------2-2-2--|
[-4-44---4---4---4--<--------------0-0-0--|
[-2-22---2---2---2--<turn up gain---------|
[Guitar 2
[--9<-------------------------------------|
[--10<------------------------------------|
[--11<-----------------------------2-2-2--|
[----------------------------------2-2-2--|
[----------------------------------0-0-0--|
[-----------------------------------------|

 Rpt Verse and Chorus to fade





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